Workshops/Sessions

Conference Workshops

Designing and Leading a Successful Inclusive School
Bob Bailey and Heather Sackett, Elmira City SD

Empower Student Voices With a Student Led Media Literacy Conference
Doreen Bergman and Jennifer Spong, OCM BOCES

Embedding STEAM With the Community in Mind
Caitlin Bowen and Mariah Kramer, Wellsville CSD

Continuing the Conversation: A Panel Discussion for Essential Service and Civil Service Administrators
Bettyjean Callon and Andy Scott, Rochester City SD

Bringing Mindfulness to Your School
Kathleen Carney, Sherry Spina, and Jennifer Olds, New Hartford and Herkimer CSD

The Path to a Trauma Informed School: Planning the Journey
Susan Ciminelli, Retired Member

Building Leadership Among Essential and Civil Service Employees
Larry Dake, Union-Endicott CSD

Rethinking Discipline
Eric Hartz and Peter Ahart, Newfield CSD

A Mental Model for Becoming a Stronger Instructional Leader
Richard Jones and Kathleen Weigel, Successful Practices Network CTE Technical Assistance Center

Collaborative Culture Builders: Learning Walks, Walkthroughs and Mastermind Groups
Jared Kahmar, Port Jervis City SD

Promoting Respectful Student Activism After Parkland
Clifford Kasson, Andrew Blaine, Dawn Young, Vestal CSD

Root Cause, Early Intervention and RTI for Behavior
Kevin Kelly and Becky Doste, Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Instructional Coaching
Mary Kolodziejczak, Orchard Park CSD

The Process of Transforming the Rochester City School District
Annmarie Lehner and Glen Vanderwater, Rochester City SD

Collaborative Leadership: Investing in Social and Professional Capital
Tom Mangano, Retired Member

Supporting TA and Teacher Collaboration: What Administrators Need to Know
Gretchen Oliver, Elizabeth Daley, and Mary Ann Nickloy, Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Redesigning Learning Spaces
Amaris Scalia, North Rockland CSD

Transforming Building Culture for Innovation and Student Achievement
Heather Silvia, Liverpool CSD

Understanding the Opportunities of the NYS Essential Elements Schools to Watch Program
David Snide, Brian Sherman, and David Payton, NYS Essential Elements Schools to Watch Program

The Hidden Bias of Good People
Rita Turner, Rochester City SD

Growth Mindset: Two Schools’ Paradigm Shifts
Michael Yanucci and Jodi Marchese, Pasadena Old Bethpage (POB) SD

SAANYS Legal Update
Arthur Scheuermann, SAANYS General Counsel

Understanding the ESSA Plan
Jason Harmon, NYSED Director, Title 1 School and Community Services Office

Sunday Vendor Luncheon Education Sessions
11:45 am-12:45 pm

 5 Steps To Productive Parent Engagement – Castle Learning
Mom and Dad need to play a key role in the academic success of their child. However, most parents do not know how to effectively engage in their child’s academic life. This session will discuss the why’s, how’s, and five keys steps to developing a parent participation plan in your district or school.

Unify Assessment, Practice and Instruction to Maximize Student Growth – Renaissance
Do you feel like there just isn’t enough time to keep up with everything? Student growth through personalized learning is a vision that every teacher has, but the reality seems out of reach. Renaissance® understands this challenge and has developed Renaissance Flow 360® to help unify products, simplify planning, and identify student mastery and growth.

Topics covered during this session include:
• Explore current research about personalized learning and the importance of deep practice
• Save time (but still differentiate) through group lesson planning
• Plan and assign practice, instruction, and formative assessment in one place
• Use reports in student goal setting, PLCs, and school improvement plans
• View student mastery at domain, standard, and skill levels
• Monitor growth

Building Capacity for Continuous Improvement Through Student Engagement – AdvancED
Research suggests that leadership is a leading influence on student learning; second only to classroom instruction. Effective leadership relies less on a single decision maker and more on shared goals and objectives of a team equally passionate, involved and empowered to lead the institution toward continuous improvement. This session leverages the power of collaboration among such a team with AdvancED facilitators who are experienced education leaders and skilled in the art of asking just the right probing questions. By understanding the demands faced by leaders across the institution, facilitators empower and motivate participants to uncover the true nature of their challenges, ideate solutions and discover a path to realize the institutional goals.

Blended Learning – McGraw Hill Education
Differentiation? Individualized instruction? Is it possible for educators to truly meet the needs of diverse classroom? The answer is a resounding YES! With blended learning we can utilize an instructional delivery mode where instruction is conducted partly online and partly face-to-face with a key distinguishing factor of reduced seat time. Personalization of student learning puts the child at the center of the learning experience to create an optimal learning environment. It encompasses flexibility in space, content and learner pathways to provide a suitable environment for student success. This delivery mode is one of the fastest growing and most successful instructional models to deliver flexible learning options for today’s learners.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists, Engineers, and Curious Citizens – Amplify
Join Jeff Dannemiller for a tour of Amplify Science, a brand new phenomena-based curriculum designed to meet 100% of the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards. Amplify Science is a highly-engaging curriculum for grades K-8 that integrates the latest research and practices in science education, as well as interactive digital tools and hands-on activities, to teach students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers. All attendees will receive free demo access to the program.

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